Ryzen 9 7950X3D & Ryzen 9 7900X3D Now Available

Photo of author

Today, AMD launched its new Ryzen 7000X3D processors – the Ryzen 9 7950X3D and Ryzen 9 7900X3D – powered by the “Zen 4” architecture with advanced AMD 3D V-Cache technology, these processors are designed to deliver exceptional gaming performance and power efficiency, available from global etailers and retailers.

With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, the Ryzen 7000X3D processors are tailored made to be the fastest gaming processors available, with enough horsepower to drive massive performance in today’s most demanding titles and support a range of tasks like video editing and 3D rendering.

If you already have Intel’s top chip then it is a mixed bag at 4k but this is a very promising and incredible entry from AMD.

BTR is looking forward to testing AMD’s new chips but for now here is a review roundup:

Tom’s Hardware
Hot Hardware


Gaming performance compared to Intel’s Core i9-13900K is slightly higher at 1080p, but at 1440p and 4K, the Intel CPU wins, by a small margin. Here again, the 13900K’s higher operating frequency is what makes the difference. Of course, if the game scales well with more cache, like the titles I mentioned before, there’s simply no stopping the 7950X3D. At 4K, where the bottleneck is with the GPU, the differences are fairly small, and just 5% separates a big range of processors, including the 5800X3D, which is still a fantastic solution for gamers, especially if they already have an AM4 platform setup. You will certainly see reviews today where the 7950X3D is considerably faster on average than in our review. If we only tested Far Cry, Elden Ring and Cyberpunk the delta would be +18% vs 13900K, and if we had Age of Empires, Mount and Blade II Bannerlord and Spider-Man only, the difference would be -19% vs 13900K. Test scene selection is also very relevant, AMD’s own reviewer’s guide lists the 13900K as faster than 7950X3D in Cyberpunk 2077, I see the opposite, same in Far Cry 6. Maybe they’re using the integrated benchmark, I use actual gameplay in all tests. At the end of the day what matters to you is the games that you play. I tried to pick popular titles from various genres, and also included “RT on” testing in two titles for this new 2023 test suite, which also uses RTX 4090 and Windows 11 22H2 with latest drivers and software. All 40 (!) comparison CPUs were retested on this setup in January and February.